We still have much work to do across the UK to improve how and where people with complex support needs or those with behaviour that may challenge are supported.
At Camphill Village Trust our support is based around a domestic home environment and a supportive community, which encourages individual and supportive relationships to grow.
We support our teams to develop an understanding of the most appropriate communication and support approach that best enables each person to feel safe, valued and have more choice and control in their lives.
The therapeutic environment in which we provide such support is also important and building a close connection to the land and natural world can often contribute to a more positive sense of wellbeing.
Achieving a gradual decrease in support hours, and a supportive integration into community life for individuals who are often more accustomed to an institutional setting is an outcome we are always pleased to deliver.